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  • Cherry Point Fossil Fuels: Sept. 12th public meeting set, thanking Whatcom County Council, and more. Send Whatcom County Council a quick thank-you email for listening to the community and setting a public review process in motion. Details below. And info on the important September ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2019, 10:41 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Cherry Point: Next few weeks are our chance to protect public health & safety We have a rare opportunity in the coming weeks to hold oil companies accountable for the impacts of their fossil fuel projects. On June 18th, the Whatcom County Council began ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2019, 11:21 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Wildfire season is looming. What can you do to adapt? As you’ve likely noticed, Northwest Washington has witnessed an abnormally dry spring — with almost four months of below-normal rainfall. Our region of the Salish Sea is at 47 ...
    Posted May 30, 2019, 4:46 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Trump Executive Orders aim to speed up approval of fossil fuel projects On April 11th, President Trump signed two new Executive Orders to promote oil and gas pipeline and rail shipment projects, subvert the Clean Water Act, remove permit requirements and review ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 12:44 PM by Simon Bakke
  • County Council Moves to Protect Cherry Point: What's next?  By Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager. Originally published in Whatcom Watch, February 2019. Over the last decade, communities across the Pacific Northwest have risen up against a series of ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:33 AM by Simon Bakke
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Sustainable Schools

  • Infographic: 2018-2019 School year by the numbers The Sustainable Schools team had a banner of a year offering its waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and stormwater education curriculums to thousands of students. The team of high ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 12:09 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Youth Activists Use Artistic Flair to Raise Awareness about Threats to Endangered Orcas  By Sasha Savoian, Education SpecialistYouth voices matter.That’s what these 12 high school students set off to learn as they channeled their passions with paint to raise awareness ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 9:42 AM by Simon Bakke
  • VIDEO: How these 3rd graders are being waste- and energy-conscious You won't want to miss the creative tip about carpooling around the 3-minute mark.After participating in energy and waste workshops through the Green Classrooms program, Kendall Elementary ...
    Posted May 29, 2019, 2:19 PM by Simon Bakke
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Clean Water

  • A Tale of Two Scarcities: How droughts in Whatcom plays out for salmon January through June 2019 was the eighth driest on record for Washington since 1895, with nearly half the state in an official drought emergency following a hot, dry spring and ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2019, 1:27 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Tips for being a responsible beach visitor Have you ever gone to the beach and been appalled by what you saw? Maybe it’s someone mindlessly littering, or the careless way someone picks up a crab and ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2019, 5:45 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Lake Whatcom gets dedicated pollution-fighting funding The Whatcom County Council just made a crucial step to reducing pollution in Lake Whatcom, the drinking water source for the majority of people in Whatcom County.On July 23rd ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2019, 1:23 PM by Simon Bakke
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